Sonoma Resource Conservation District

Get Involved

The RCD offers a number of ways for the community and agricultural producers to get involved with our programming: Agricultural Heritage Series public outings, annual partner events like the Petaluma River Fall Trash Cleanup in September, our LandSmart Workshop series for land owners and managers, and volunteer oppotunities as they arise in conjunction with our On-the-Ground projects.


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MARCH 24, 2017

Russian River Confluence


On March 24th, the community is invited to "confluence" at Shone Farm for an educational and inspirational meeting of the minds.

The Russian River Confluence is a unique event intended to engage the region's stakeholders, encourage storytelling and identify actions to promote a holistic, 'beyond sustainability' approach to the watershed that ensures its resiliency and renewal. Diverse local partners including the regional RCDs, Sonoma County Water Agency, Russian Riverkeeper, Dry Creek Rancheria, and Pepperwood Preserve are hosting. The Sonoma RCD is the sponsor of the evening reception!



APRIL 8, 2017
Special Invitation: Achadinha Cheese Co. Tour


Time: 10am—Noon
Where: 750 Chileno Valley Road, Petaluma 94952
Level: Easy


You are invited to experience the exceptional artisan cheeses from the home ranch of the Pacheco Family. The Achadinha (Osh-a-deen-a) Cheese Company is a family operated ranch led by Jim and Donna Pacheco along with their four children William, Daniel, Elizabeth and David. Hear their family story starting three generations back in Portugal and how they’ve diversified their ranch in Petaluma as we tour the cheese plant, visit with the gals (goats and cows), and relish in a complimentary cheese tasting. Cheeses are available to purchase direct from Donna after the tour!


JUNE 7-9th, 2017
2017 North Coast Forest Conservation Conference


Join a diverse group gathering at the North Coast Forest Conservation Conference: Growing Resilience in our Forests and Woodlands, June 7-9, 2017 at the Santa Rosa Junior College main campus.


Learn about the state of our forests, explore trends and possible futures, share diverse perspectives and innovations, and discover opportunities for action and collaboration. Join us in delving into three diverse tracks with those at the forefront of Ecology, Economy and Community as they relate to our forests and the most pertinent issues and solutions available.


Early-bird registration has been extended to April 1st!